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is closed because of weather but reporters across the city in the worst hit sites by sandy found fema centers have been closed because of the nor'easter yesterday and today. one in the rockaways will not open until tomorrow. >>neil: what do the centers do when they up and running? >>guest: the centers are supposed to provide information and ways to sign up for fema services and reimbursements things like finding temporary housing after your house is destroyed but what is confusing to many of the folks i spoke to, they are coupled with food distribution centers, clothing distributionsts run by the city, the state and volunteers and if they see one sign that says it is closed they are confused and frustrated and they think everyone is shut down. >>neil: did they indicate how long they will be shut down? >>guest: in have re-opened today and we tonight a number this morning that were still cleaning up know and waiting for equipment and they opened up this afternoon, one if breezy point over in queens is going to remain closed until tomorrow. we have actually been told by some of the fema
with the utility companies and the city of new york and other counties and government entities has been poor. >>neil: governor cuomo has been particularly tough on utility companies the last few days saying that this is no excuse for this. but why is it happening? it is just a -- because of bad coordination? >>guest: i give the governor all credit in the world. he is right to hold the utility companies accountable. what i would say is the coordination between the utility companies and the city of new york has been absolutely not existent. not existent. they are not talking to each other, there has been no coordination, and, unfortunately, the people in the secret whose have to suffer. we are in day 14 today, and to think about being 14 days without power, it is unconscionable. >>neil: a lost areas are without power and more coming on back each day, but i am not blaming you or the governor but could it be a case of throw the utilities under the bus for what has been a bad public response? >>guest: i think the time for accountability is going to come. en agrees that when our families are safe,
works, why know if you live in new york but you work in new york and the tax rates in new york city could go do 50 percent and california as high as 52 percent, we have not seen rates that high since the 1970's. >>neil: leave aside what will happen on health care people forget this is a lot more than just returning to the clinton top rate of 39.6 percent. it is about going well beyond that and the fact that democrats are feeling their oats after the election and saying, look, this isn't about just marginal rates but the marginal rates and this, not either, or, but "and" this. >>guest: that is what chuck schumer said before the election, saying close loopholes and raise the rates at the same time, which is exactly the opposite of tax reform. >>neil: how does a guy like that who represents the financial capital of the world sort that out and its economic impact. >>guest: this is an important point i am glad you brought it up. what is the financial capital of the world? new york wants to be and it has been so what chuck schumer is talking about, is imposing higher taxes on capital whic
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